San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a court petition today to close down a Tenderloin strip club that he called “a notorious public nuisance” and that was the site of a murder in June.
Herrera said the Pink Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club, located at 220 Jones St., had already agreed to an injunction in March that required the club not to operate after 2 a.m., not to allow excessive noise in the neighborhood, and to cease acts of prostitution, drug and alcohol violations, and violent behavior at the club.
Since then, San Francisco police have been called out to the club more than 200 times, according to the city attorney’s office.
The fatal shooting at 3 a.m. on June 27 of Harris Fulbright, a 30-year-old San Francisco resident, outside the club “represented only the worst episode so far in a pattern of lawlessness,” Herrera said in a statement.
“We’re saying enough is enough–Pink Diamonds needs to be shut down before another life is lost,” Herrera said.
Herrera’s motion today to close the club also asks for $688,500 in civil penalties for “willful violations” of the injunction, and to be reimbursed for Police Department calls for service costs and attorneys’ fees.
A hearing on the case is scheduled for Oct. 28 in San Francisco Superior Court.
An attorney for the club did not immediately return a call for comment today.
A judge in August separately granted a motion by Herrera to close down a North Beach strip club, Heaven Mini Theatre, for violating city codes. That club had been cited by police for prostitution and implicated in the non-fatal shooting of two doormen at a nearby strip club.